Temperatures falling to the lowest levels so far this season
The coldest temperature Anchorage has experienced so far this season is 9°, on December 4th, the one and only time we've seen single digits this winter. Typically we see our first single-digit day of the season in early November.
Our average temperatures this time of year are still in the teens, not single digits. But even weather that cold has been hard to come by, until this week.
Off-shore winds combined with clear skies will allow temperatures to fall to the single digits for at least three nights starting Friday. Daytime high temperatures won't be much warmer, likely staying in the low teens.
If it's snow that you've asked Santa for this year, your Christmas wish may be answered, kind-of. While there's nothing brewing that would make for any major snowfall in Anchorage or the Mat-Su, There is some moisture heading our way early next week, that cloud bring at least a few flurries by Christmas Eve.
Until then, enjoy the crisp sunny days this week!
-Chef Meteorologist Melissa Frey